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Taittinger Comtes De Champagne 2005 (750ML)

$125.99
SKU:
TAICOCHAA5B
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Vintage:
2005
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Champagne
Stock Status:
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Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

94 WS / 94 VM / 97 D / 95 WE / 92 WA

Shows lovely balance, with a chinalike backbone of acidity, finely meshed with a creamy mousse and rich and toasty flavors of roasted hazelnut, creamed apple, lemon parfait and spun honey. A vein of smoky minerality echoes on the finish. -Wine Spectator

Light yellow-gold. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of dried pear, melon, orange zest, white flowers and iodine, with an undercurrent of toasty lees. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows superb energy and lift on the finish, which leaves smoky mineral and candied fig notes behind. - Stephen Tanzer

A truly wonderful wine from the start but slow to develop in the glass this time. As usual, Taittinger succeeds very well in warm, acid-weak vintages, when neighbors' wines often appears flat and simplistic. Despite the fact that the acidity is not particularly accentuated here either, the vineyards' aromatic citrus fresh touch leaves a fresh, uplifting side to the creamy, fat smoothness. The finish is certainly chalky and elegant , but it raises to heavenly heights with a 1976-like butterscotch soft, warm sweet flavored embracing pillow. -Decanter

With just a touch of bottle age giving a toasty character, this impressive wine is already showing some maturity. That said, the apple and citrus character, the mineral tight texture and crisp acidity promise some aging. The wine conveys a sense of elegance, intensity and richness. Drink now, but the wine will also age. - Wine Enthusiast

The 2005 Comtes de Champagne has a beautifully composed nose that is extremely cool, mineral and precise and attracts with highly elegant and discreet bright and fresh fruit aromas (white apples, lemons, grapefruits) along with chalk and hazelnut flavors and nougat. Full-bodied, lovely, pure and quite complex on the palate, this is a fresh, buoyant and firmly structured Comtesse with a persistent minerality and an impressive clarity and freshness. It is quite reduced at the moment and lacks, perhaps, complexity but there is a touch of sweetness and a good chance for further development. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

 

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